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[http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/mlm/ Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science] is statistcs Blog.  It is primarily written by Andrew Gelman, a professor in the Departments of Statistics and Political Science at Columbia University.
 
[http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/mlm/ Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science] is statistcs Blog.  It is primarily written by Andrew Gelman, a professor in the Departments of Statistics and Political Science at Columbia University.
  
In a July 1,2005  posting Andrew continues an earlier discussion on [http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/archives/2005/06/misperception_o.html mispercetion of minorities and minorities].  This earlier discussion was inspired by a note from Tyler Cowen reporting that the March is
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In a July 1,2005  posting Andrew continues an earlier discussion on [http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/archives/2005/06/misperception_o.html mispercetion of minorities and minorities].  This earlier discussion was inspired by a note from Tyler Cowen reporting that the March [http://www.harpers.org/HarpersIndex.html Harper's Index]  includes the statement:
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<blockquote> -Average percentage of UK population that Britons believe to be immigrants: 21<br>
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-Actual percentage:  8%</blockquote>
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Respondents thought that on average, 20% of the population were immigrants.
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The real figure is just 4%;
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MORI /Readers Digest poll on Britain Today – Are we an Intolerant Nation?
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(October 2000)

Latest revision as of 14:44, 3 July 2005

Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science is statistcs Blog.  It is primarily written by Andrew Gelman, a professor in the Departments of Statistics and Political Science at Columbia University.

In a July 1,2005 posting Andrew continues an earlier discussion on mispercetion of minorities and minorities. This earlier discussion was inspired by a note from Tyler Cowen reporting that the March Harper's Index includes the statement:

-Average percentage of UK population that Britons believe to be immigrants: 21
-Actual percentage: 8%

Respondents thought that on average, 20% of the population were immigrants. The real figure is just 4%; MORI /Readers Digest poll on Britain Today – Are we an Intolerant Nation? (October 2000)